What stories did you, our readers, most love reading in November? From new places to get a beer in T-Town to art classes to sisters rocking a local high school swim team, here are the stories you loved from last month.

1. Peaks and Pints: Climbing to the Top of Tacoma’s Beer Community

The owners of Peaks and Pints. (from left Justin Peterson, Ron Swarner, and Robby Peterson). Photo courtesy: Ron Swarner.

Peaks and Pints, the newest addition to Tacoma’s beer scene, began with a daydream. “In the spring of 2015, my wife Kate and I were sitting in our neighborhood restaurant Pomodoro,” recalls co-owner Ron Swarner. “She kept shaking me out of a daze, as I was lost in the turn of the century building across the street. The day before, a close friend suggested he and I should open a beer store and taproom. I couldn’t shake the idea, or the perfect location for such a venture.”

2. Odd Otter Brewing Company: A Taste For Community

Expect something a little different at the Odd Otter. Photo courtesy: John Hotchkiss.

Walking inside for the first time, it becomes immediately apparent that Odd Otter Brewing Company is a little, well, odd. Maybe it’s the play on words in the names of the beers themselves, names like Ottermelon Hefeweizen or Scotchy McOtterpants. Or maybe it’s the famous works of art on the wall where human subjects have been cleverly replaced with otters.

3. Team Forbes Powers Steilacoom High School Swim Team

Rachel (left) and Emily Forbes (right) helped Steilacoom High School place ninth at the Class 2A state swim and dive meet. Photo credit: Grant Clark

A year ago, Emily Forbes was watching older sister, Rachel, and Steilacoom High School’s 200 medley and 400 free relay teams compete at the state. This year, she joined her sister in helping the Sentinels make a little history by placing at the state meet in both the 200 and 400 free relays.

4. Get Creative with Adult Art Classes in Tacoma

Art isn’t just for kids. Adults of all experience levels can enjoy a wide range of art classes in the Tacoma area. Photo courtesy: Uncorked Canvas

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at painting? Pottery? Maybe even glassblowing? You don’t have to be a kid to participate in art class – just because you’re a grown up doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with colors and textures and bring home a project that you’re proud of. Bring out your creative side with one of the many art classes for adults in the Tacoma area.

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